Detectives hunt gang in 'sophisticated' Prestwich mortgage fraud

This is the man police want to talk to in connection with the fraud

This is the man police want to talk to in connection with the fraud

First published in Bury Times: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

POLICE have released an image of a man they wish to speak to in relation to a £90,000 mortgage fraud.

He is believed to be one of a group of men who used falsified information to con a high street building society into granting a £90,000 mortgage, which was authorised and transferred into an account held at another bank.

On June 27, 2013, two men entered Barclays Bank in Prestwich and withdrew £10,000 of these funds

Alarm bells were raised moments after the two men left the bank and staff immediately froze the account.

The image is of one of the men who withdrew funds from the Barclays account.

Detective Inspector David Sinclair said: “This was a sophisticated and complex fraud.

“We are very keen to speak to the man pictured about his involvement in the crime and if you think you recognise him I urge you to contact Police on the numbers listed below.

“It is not easy to con a bank into releasing mortgage funds, so there is a strong chance this man may perpetrate similar offences in the future.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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